All the Colors of Chocolate

Saving the World with Chocolate Racial Injustices and the Colors of Chocolate Join our Chocolate Tasting for Racial Justice Saving the World with Chocolate It is time to do more.  When I first started Laughing Gull Chocolates, I boldly claimed – and naively...
Out of the Box Mother’s Day Gifts

Out of the Box Mother’s Day Gifts

Out-of-the-Box Mother’s Day Gifts  Sweet Treats to Eat and Virtual Experiences Shop now My Mom Growing up, I knew how fortunate I was to have my mom. She was the best mom, role model, and as far as I can tell, loved the job (perhaps second only to being a...

Sustainable Chocolate One Experience Visiting a Biodiverse Cacao Farm in Vietnam *First blogged in 2017. Reposting today for Earth Day 2020* Shop now A World with Chocolate A few years ago, my parents gave me what would become one of my favorite sweatshirts: it’s...

Connection, Isolation & Chocolate

Connection, Isolation & Chocolate   Perspectives from a New Mom of 2 During the Pandemic Support Us I don’t say this much, but I’m scared. I’m exhausted – physically and mentally.   One week ago today, I went into labor and a short seven hours later,...
Happy Souffle Day!

Happy Souffle Day!

Featured Recipe Spiced* Souffle Moist, light, fluffy, chocolatey and just the right amount of spice. We were so happy with the way this turned out and can’t wait to see how yours turns out! Make This! Spiced Chocolate Souffle For too long, our list of things to...
We Choose Our Hard

We Choose Our Hard

No day is ever the same at Laughing Gull Chocolates.  This is due to a multitude of reasons. It ranges from our customers, special orders, meetings, workshops and our children’s moods.  I am often times asked, “How do you do it?” referring to how we work...
Cinco de Cacao

Cinco de Cacao

If you read this blog regularly, you’ll know that the concept is fluid. I write about the business, Laughing Gull Chocolates, the history of chocolate and the culture around chocolate. More recently, I’ve written about running a business alongside my now toddler, my...
The Last 525,600 Minutes

The Last 525,600 Minutes

As far as I can tell, the goals of the first year of running a business and the first year of parenthood are one and the same: survival. My daughter is almost six months older than our brick and mortar shop, and over the past 365 days, there have been highs, lows,...
Bean-to-Bar- a First Attempt

Bean-to-Bar- a First Attempt

Growing up, my favorite treat to bake was a batch of brownies. I had the recipe memorized, and doubled each batch. I can see the cocoa stained in the cookbook in my mind; it evokes the aroma of brownies baking in my kitchen, my mom supervising, my sisters and I eager...